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Diseases, Disorders and Injuries: Skin Cancer and Sunlight

If exposure to sunlight continues for several years, the damaged skin has an increased chance of developing one of the forms of skin cancer. What types of skin cancer are linked to sunlight exposure? Table 2 Classification of Skin Types Type Natural Skin Colour UV Sensitivity and Tendency to Burn Skin Cancer Risk 1 Very fair, pale white, often freckled Highly sensitive.

Physical Agents: Ultraviolet Radiation

In scientific terms, UV radiation is electromagnetic radiation just like visible light, radar signals and radio broadcast signals (see Figure 1). Electromagnetic radiation is transmitted in the form of waves. Excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation is associated with different types of skin cancer, sunburn, accelerated skin aging, as well as cataracts and other eye diseases. Workers must use eye and skin protection while working with UV radiation sources which present the potential of eye...

The Young Workers Zone : Teaching Tools : Chemical Hazards: Symbols

The hazard categories address explosives in terms of unstable explosives; mass explosion hazard; severe projection hazard; fire, blast or projection hazard and may explode in fire. There are other hazard classes that use the flammable hazard pictogram but these products are rarely used. Health hazards - Flammable products can be a health hazard (e.g., toxic, corrosive, irritant, etc.) at air concentrations well below the levels needed to be a fire hazard.

Welding: Welding - Fumes And Gases

Welding gases are gases used or produced during welding and cutting processes like shielding gases or gases produced by the decomposition of fluxes or from the interaction of ultraviolet light or high temperatures with gases or vapours in the air. Acute effects include irritation of the eyes, nose and throat, nausea and "Metal Fume Fever. Table 2Source and Health Effect of Welding Gases Gas TypeSourceHealth EffectCarbon MonoxideFormed in the arc.

CCOHS: Health and Safety Report - Past Issues

Dr. Thomas Tenkate, Associate Professor and Director at the School of Occupational and Public Health at Ryerson University in Toronto discusses the importance of sun safety in the workplace, developing a sun safety program, and his current project, Sun Safety at Work Canada, with CCOHS. The Health and Safety Report, a free monthly newsletter produced by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), provides information, advice, and resources that help support a safe and ...

CCOHS: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Free, downloadable Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) pictograms as regulated by the Hazardous Products Regulations (WHMIS 2015). For information regarding GHS pictograms and their usage, visit our WHMIS 2015 – Pictograms fact sheet. To download individual pictograms, click on the desired format (EPS or PNG) in the boxes below.

CCOHS: Health and Safety Report - Past Issues

Dr. Thomas Tenkate, Associate Professor and Director at the School of Occupational and Public Health at Ryerson University in Toronto discusses the importance of sun safety in the workplace, developing a sun safety program, and his current project, Sun Safety at Work Canada, with CCOHS. The Health and Safety Report, a free monthly newsletter produced by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), provides information, advice, and resources that help support a safe and ...

CCOHS: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Free, downloadable Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) pictograms as regulated by the Hazardous Products Regulations (WHMIS 2015). For information regarding GHS pictograms and their usage, visit our WHMIS 2015 – Pictograms fact sheet. To download individual pictograms, click on the desired format (EPS or PNG) in the boxes below.

Indoor Air Quality Health & Safety Guide - Table of Contents

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Why Do We Worry About IAQ? Role of the Health and Safety Committee or Health and Safety Representative

Indoor Air Quality Infographic

Check the heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) system with the building operator/engineer. This includes the provision of healthy indoor air. In addition, IAQ is implied in most building codes as design and operation criteria.

WORK-RELATED ASTHMA

Internationally, up to 15% of adult onset asthma may be related to the workplace. If there is one worker with asthma symptoms, it may warrant a closer look at the air quality of the workplace and its ventilation controls. Symptoms are usually worse on work days and improve when away from the workplace.

How to Work Safely with: How to Work Safely with - Hazardous Products using the ...

This pictogram is used by several hazard classes within the health hazard group. The exception is Skin sensitization where the exclamation mark pictogram is assigned to all categories within the hazard class. Serious eye damage/eye irritation - Eye irritation (Category 2 and 2A) - This category includes irritant products causing reversible effects within 21 days of exposure, or products that are severe skin irritants.

Chemicals and Materials: Indoor Air Quality - General

Easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheets covering a wide range of workplace health and safety topics, from hazards to diseases to ergonomics to workplace promotion. Indoor air quality has become an important health and safety concern. As with any other occupational health and safety concern, you can discuss your concerns with the health and safety representative, the health and safety committee, your supervisor, safety co-ordinator, industrial hygienist, or any other member of your ...

Chemicals and Materials: Globally Harmonized System (GHS)

GHS defines and classifies the hazards of chemical products, and communicates health and safety information on labels and safety data sheets). June 1, 2016 - Update alternative workplace labelling and hazard communication program as necessary, and provide additional employee training for newly identified physical or health hazards. WHMIS 2015 for Workers Learn about WHMIS after its alignment with GHS, an internationally consistent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard ...

Legislation: WHMIS 1988 - Classification

The material may be a solid, liquid or gas which makes up the different divisions that fall under this class. Most D-1 materials will also cause longer term effects as well (those effects that are not noticed for months or years). The symbol for materials causing other toxic effects looks like a "T" with an exclamation point "!

Chemicals and Materials: Risk Phrases Used in the Countries of European Union

Easy-to-read, question-and-answer fact sheets covering a wide range of workplace health and safety topics, from hazards to diseases to ergonomics to workplace promotion. These phrases or combination of phrases describe the risks associated with chemical products. After a chemical is classified according to its risk, the appropriate risk phrase is provided on the container label, along with other information required by the EU.


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